Several dogs were shot for fear of Corona. The animals were to be rescued from an animal shelter in Australia. Animal rights activists are now sounding the alarm.
New South Wales – Several dogs have been killed in Australia. The confiscated animals should actually be handed over to the care of an animal shelter. But for fear of Corona they were dogs* shot. Animal rights activists reacted in shock and demand a state investigation.
The killing of several dogs in Australia was initiated by the New South Wales Town Council. As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, the council took part in its decision corona* -Restrictions justified.
Dogs killed in Australia: local council was afraid of corona infections
A spokesman for the government agency reportedly said that the Bourke Shire Council in northwestern Australia had the dogs killed. The aim was to prevent volunteers from traveling from an animal shelter to the small town of Cobar to pick them up. The local council in New South Wales decided to take this approach in order to protect employees and the population at risk from the risk of corona infection.
There have recently been no corona cases in the village of Cobar. According to reports from the Sydney Morning Herald, employees of the animal shelter in Australia, where the dogs were to be taken in, were shocked. Everything had already been prepared in the animal shelter to take in and care for the dogs in compliance with Corona safety regulations.
Several dogs shot because of corona: animal rights activists react with horror
The case of several dogs shot dead in Australia is now to be investigated to determine whether it violated laws for the protection of pets and the prevention of cruelty to animals. The local government in New South Wales, Australia, refused to comment on the killing of the dogs.
Animal rights activists are shocked by the action in Australia. Lisa Ryan, an activist with Animal Liberation, is pressuring media reports for an immediate investigation into the case. “We are deeply saddened and utterly appalled by this callous dog shooting and completely reject the Council’s unacceptable justifications that the killing appeared to have been carried out under a Covid security protocol,” Ryan told The Sydney Morning Herald.
Many people get a dog or a cat in the corona pandemic. But rash action can lead to big problems – Animal rights activists fear a wave of returned pets* to come to the animal shelters. (Helena Gries)* hna.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.